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DNA | MyPainRx


R 3,750.00

"JOINCIRCLES enables you to own your medical data. After buying a DNA test here, we’ll send out your DNA kit on the next working day. When your kit arrives, swab the inside of your cheek and call our courier to collect – follow the simple instructions in the kit. The lab will take around 14 working days to analyse your DNA, from the time they receive your DNA sample. When your results are ready, I'll email them directly to you. To get the full value from your results, we highly recommend that you contact a healthcare practitioner from our ‘Practitioner Circle’ to take you through your results. This will help you understand how and where to focus your efforts. They will also suggest the most relevant blood, blood spot and urine biochemistry tests that you can do going forward, to measure and track your risks and potentials based on your unique genetic variations. After your consult, you could book a wellness coaching appointment with Margie to get you started and keep you on track. Once you have your DNA, you can start shopping personalised nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices on This is how you start on your journey towards optimal wellness! Please contact me if you need help choosing the right test and/or practitioner for your needs". Dr Heidi |

mypainRx analyses your unique DNA to determine how you metabolise common cardiovascular medication. With a deeper knowledge of your genetics, you can ensure you’re taking the right medication, at the right dose. It means fewer side-effects, safer treatment, and maximum efficacy.   

What is Pharmacogenomics?

Pharmacogenomics, the study of the relationship between genes and response to drugs, has been the subject of intensive research over the past two decades and robust evidence now exists to support testing under clinical conditions.

There is a great deal of variability in how someone responds to medications due to their genes that govern drug metabolism. Pharmacogenomics empowers your doctor to provide person-specific medical interventions and replaces the current trial and error approach to drug therapy.

A Pharmacogenomics test gives insight into how specific prescription drugs are metabolised, transported, and bound in your body. This, in turn, allows your doctor to prescribe those medications that will most likely be effective, to avoid those that will not, and to better adjust medication doses to safe, yet therapeutic, levels. Such a personalised approach to medicine has the power to produce better results, particularly for individuals whose genetic profile puts them at risk of experiencing either treatment failure or an adverse reaction from a given drug.

We believe that more medical info can be far more useful than less. Combining our genetic tests to best suit your needs gives you more info in one go plus works out more cost effective than doing individual panels.

Dr Heidi's Comments

"The future of medicine is personalised. Traditionally, the approach to medication has been ‘one dose fits all’. But everyone’s genetic makeup is different. Which means the way you metabolise medication is unique. This can lead to negative side-effects or ineffectiveness of certain medications. By analysing the unique ways your body processes medication and adjusting treatment accordingly, you can increase the effectiveness of your medication. Medical practitioners can also benefit by prescribing treatment that yields better results and avoids a trial and error approach to treating you. This is known as scientific personalised medicine".

What is mypainRx?

  • mypainRx harnesses the power of genetic testing to ensure accurate, safe and effective prescription of pain medication.
  • It’s an easy, non-invasive genetic test that analyses how your body metabolises cardiovascular medication, to highlight what works best for you and your loved ones.

What Does it Test?

mypainRx analyses genetic variants linked to the metabolism of common pain medications such as:

  • Fibromyalgia Agents
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • NSAIDs
  • Opioids

    The Results

    Once your mypainRx cheek swab has been returned to the lab for analysis, and your test analysis in the lab, the results will be sent to you. We encourage you to discuss your results with your doctor so they can plan a safe, informed and effective treatment plan for you.

    Note: If your medical practitioner isn’t willing to assist in the process, you should consider getting a second opinion. You have the right to choose a medical practitioner willing to accommodate your unique healthcare needs. We can recommend health care practitioners trained in this test if need be.

    Tests For

    Gene variations associated with the metabolism (breakdown) of common pain medications (listed in the sample report below).

    Test Type 

    DNA test 

    Sample Required 

    Buccal (cheek) lining swab

    Average Processing Time 

    18-21 days

    Test Sample Report

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